Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010
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Noctilucent clouds 28-07-2010

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Finland


A: More noctilucent clouds

door Janne, 50 hier vandaan

More noctilucent clouds

B: Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011

door Janne, 240 hier vandaan

Couple of days ago a huge cloud of charged particles flew out of the Sun and some of them came to Ear...

Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011

C: Summer sunset

door Janne, 250 hier vandaan

Damn mosquitoes.

Summer sunset

D: Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011 part 2

door Janne, 260 hier vandaan

Couple of days ago a huge cloud of charged particles flew out of the Sun and some of them came to Ear...

Aurora borealis of 27-09-2011 part 2

E: Moonlit fields in Radantaus, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 300 hier vandaan

Moonlit fields in Radantaus, Siilinjärvi

F: Waiting for the Perseid meteor shower

door Janne, 410 hier vandaan

I saw couple of 'em whilst photographing. The peak of the shower is today (13-08-2011) and it's under...

Waiting for the Perseid meteor shower

G: Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

door Janne, 500 hier vandaan

Railway bridge passing the lake Pieni-Sulkava and leading to the Yara's Siilinjärvi (Kemira) factorie...

Railway bridge over Pieni-Sulkava

H: Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

door Janne, 610 hier vandaan

This is the aftermath of the coronal mass ejection (CME) that hit Earth 10th - 11st of March. Sadly, ...

Aurora borealis of 12-03-2011

I: Pennasenlampi

door Janne, 640 hier vandaan

This is Pennasenlampi (engl. Pennanen's pond, Pennanen probably being the former property owner). The...


J: Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

door Janne, 660 hier vandaan

CME hit Earth's magnetosphere causing this colourful show of northern lights. Pictured here is the si...

Aurora borealis of 22-01-2012

Dit panorama is genomen in Finland

Dit is een overzicht van Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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